Recently the infants children have been preparing for an afternoon concert to be held at the end of the term. One of the reasons for having the concert is to give the children an opportunity to commit words to memory. This type of exercise is excellent for developing focus and directing attention. It also helps to develop clarity of diction and confidence of delivery. Finally it exposes children to some fine poetry. In an age where the exercise of memory is becoming less and less part of education, it is important to develop these pathways.